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Saint Martin's Lane 85-88, London WC2N 4BG

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Touching The Void

Closed February 29, 2020

Nail-biting. You feel as if you've been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat

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Why See Touching The Void?


West End Premiere

Astounding and thrilling, the story of two climbers' fight for survival in the Peruvian Andes, Touching The Void transfers to the West End this winter for a strictly limited run. 

Based on the memoir by Joe Simpson and ensuing BAFTA-winning documentary, this adaptation from David Greig charts Simpson and his friend Simon Yates' ill-fated attempt to scale the Siula Grande in 1985. First seen at the Bristol Old Vic in 2018, this stunning production directed by War Horses' Tom Morris takes you into the very heart of Simpson and Yates' utterly incredible expedition. Intense, life-affirming and shot through with dark humour, Touching The Void promises to be an unmissable theatrical event.

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Opening night: 9 November 2019

Cast and Creative


Patrick McNamee as Richard
Josh Williams as Joe
Fiona Hampton as Sarah
Angus Yellowlees as Simon


Based on the memoir by Joe Simpson
Adapted by David Greig
Directed by Tom Morris
Design by Ti Green
Lighting by Chris Davey
Composition and sound design by Jon Nicholls
Movement by Sasha Milavic Davies
Casting by Jill Green

What we thought

HEART-STOPPING epic Inventive

Watching it all play out is the most heart-stopping and adrenaline fuelled time I've had in the theatre all year - coming from someone who feels dizzy in the dress circle.

The unbelievable true story of climber Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' 1985 expedition up the previously unconquered West face of Peru's Siula Grande mountain has already entered public consciousness thanks to Simpson's gripping memoir...

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Kitty McCarron

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Gerry Collins: “Not quite the peak of success”

Having seen the film and (as most audiences) already knowing the outcome,... more

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